Jean Hale Coleman, who starred alongside Adam West in the original “Batman”
television series has died at 82.
The actress’s family has announced Hale died from natural causes on August 3 in
The actress was best known for playing Lisa – a woman helping to brainwash other
women to try and overthrow the patriarchy – opposite James Coburn and Lee J Cobb
in the 1967 spy spoof In Like Flint.
Also in 1967, Hale played Polly, the accomplice of the Mad Hatter, in two episodes of
season two of ABC’s Batman – The Contaminated Cowl and The Mad Hatter Runs
Other credits included The St Valentine’s Day Massacre, The Oscar and Taggart, while
on television, Hale appeared on Hogan’s Heroes, Perry Mason. Hawaii Five-O, The
Alfred Hitchock Hour and Bonanza, among other series.
Hale’s final role came in the 1991 TV movie Lies Before Kisses.
At the time of her death, the Salt Lake City native was writing a script for Being
Jeannie, based on the true story of a woman who impersonated her in the 1960s,
married 10 men across Texas and Oklahoma and stole their money.
Hale met Boardwalk Empire and The Towering Inferno actor Dabney Coleman while
they both studied acting at the Neighbourhood Playhouse in New York.
They got married in 1961 and remained together until they divorced in 1984.
Hale is survived by her and Coleman’s three children, Kelly, Randy and Quincy.